List of Burials - New and Old Cemetery
Thanks to many hours of work by Kelly Stephen, we can now make available, to those who are interested, a complete listing of all burials in the Pioneer Cemetery, and in the New Cemetery, for the early 20th century.
In the Pioneer Cemetery, there are over 600 burials listed, which seems reasonable since the cemetery was in operation for about 100 years, and since the area once was once more densely populated than is currently the case.
Memorial Mass - 2016
On July 24, the Annual Memorial Mass was held at the Pioneer Cemetery. The weaqther was perfect - "a beautiful day",as described by Helen MacDonald! The Mass was celebrated by Father Ragu, who is the Parish Priest.
Following the Mass service, the new Memorial Stone at the entrance was blessed by Father Ragu. After the Blessing, the congregation retreated to the Church Vestry, where a lunch was held.
Pioneer Cemetery receives Grant
We are pleased to announce that the Pioneer Cemetery has received a grant from the Association responsible for the nearby windfarm. These funds will be used for the purchase of a tractor lawnmower and related equipment and services to support the maintenance of the cemetery.
On July 27, the Annual Memorial Mass was held at the Pioneer Cemetery. Conditions were perfect, with a warm breeze, which was comfortable and kept the flys away. It was a lovely event, as you'll see in the photos.